It is every voter's right to cast a private and independent ballot during early voting or on Election Day.
Issues can arise making this difficult, for instance polling place inaccessibility, confusing voter identification requirements, and fraudulent
election monitoring practices. It is important to know that there are a number of hotlines dedicated to addressing these problems (and others) that can help voters know their rights and resources and cast their ballots.
Disability Specific Hotlines
Many state-level protection and advocacy organizations (P&A) run hotlines to address voting barriers that specifically affect voters with disabilities, and can help to address issues such as inaccessible polling places, poll workers who are uninformed about voters with disabilities or accessible equipment, and other disability specific barriers to voting.
Already in this election, voters with disabilities have experienced inaccessibility at early voting sites, and the prompt action of hotlines like that of Disability Rights Texas have been able to help affected voters ensure that they are able to cast their ballots.
General Voting Hotlines
Election Protection Coalition
, a nonpartisan coalition that works year-round to protect your right to vote, facilitates a number of hotlines that provide guidance and information to callers facing any sort of problem or complication at the polls, or who simply have questions about their voting rights.
They provide the following hotlines:
866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) - English - Led by the Lawyers' Committee
888-Ve-Y-VOTA (888-839-8682 - Bilingual: English & Spanish - Led NALEO Education Fund
888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) - Bilingual: English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Bengali, Urdu and Tagalog - Led by APIAVote and Asian Americans Advancing Justice-AAJC
844-418-1682 - Bilingual: English and Arabic - Led by the Arab American Institute